Launceston is home to some spectacular & historically significant architecture. See some of the best of it with this free, self-guided walking tour.

The Launceston History Walk is a self-guided tour of some of the finest and most interesting historic architecture in the city.

As Australia's third oldest European settlement, established in 1806 (The first being Sydney in 1788, the second Hobart in 1803), Launceston's city centre is home to many beautifully preserved and historically significant buildings. Cameron Street in particular hosts many fine examples of historic architecture, from the Crown Mill to the Launceston Post Office and clock tower.

To help you find your way to the best examples and learn a bit of history, Cya on the Road hosts an audio guided tour for you to take at your own pace- Launceston: A Walk Along Historic Cameron Street. For a shorter walk, you can also try the Launceston City Walk.

Cya on the Road is an organisation that hosts self-guided tours made by locals and curated by their team on their app (available via Google Play or the App Store, via link above). Their Launceston walks take participants on an adventure through the city and through time; it’s a mostly flat route with footpaths throughout and plenty of cafes to stop at, perfect for grandparents and kids.

This really is a fantastic winter activity for anyone who would like to know more about the history of our beloved Launceston- and the best part is that there's no restrictive tour times, no other tour party members to bother you, and you can take it at your own pace to soak in all the history you want, as fast or as slow as you want. Try it out for yourself!

Some of the locations that are part of the Launceston History Walk...

Launceston Post Office

Hotel Grand Chancellor

The Mills Building

Former Commercial Bank of Tasmania

The D&W Murray Building

Old Brisbane Arcade

The Princess Theatre

Former Majestic Theatre

Kinross House

For another resource packed with interesting information about Launceston's architecture, take a look at this blog...

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